Hotel Villa Moderna
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He's here in Tuscana.
I entered Tuscany this morning after reaching the summit of Passo Della Cisa, a mountain pass (1040 metres) that was constructed by our old friend Napoleon Bonaparte. It marks the end of three or four days of fairly stiff climbing in The Apennine mountain range that began just after Fidenza. The views have been quite spectacular, though there have been times when you could see little due to low cloud and driving rain. The weather has been pretty poor lately from ...
... for now I'll say simply that I am well, I'm making good progess and tonight I am sleeping with four other pilgrims - including a very special one - in parish accommodation in Medesano, not far out of the city of Fidenza.
Watch this space.
So the last few days have been... interesting. Unfortunately, Franci brought a virus over from Aus with him. Turns out in the 24-36 hours since we left, most of his office has been caught out by a nasty gastro virus which managed to take Franci down on Sunday and me 24 hours later. It was awful but we are both now making great recoveries and trying to make up for lost time! The sad thing was that because I was hit on Monday, it meant I didn't make it out ...
... bought up some more salumi, local sparkling wine and crusty bread that we could take to his second cousin's where we were expected for brunch.
The mortadella and salumi were a bit too rich and fatty for my liking however Francesco had also got some gorgonzola which blew me away. We spent a lovely couple of hours at brunch but then it was time to take his mum, Betty, out to lunch.
Back into the Fiat to pick up Betty, we drove through corn fields to another ...
... Zurich; 1 hour Zurich to Milano. And what a series of airports it is, Sydney, Singapore and Zurich all have multiple screenings and check points, with Francesco half undressing each time to remove his belt, keys, wallet, boots, etc etc and me removing laptops and liquids from the carry on... and then we arrive at Milano. And our first taste of Italy fits every stereotype... we get off the plane, grab our bags and walk out, ...